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HP ALM V11 testing functionality

Posted in testing tool by testing in London on November 24, 2011

Did you know that in the HP ALM V11 their were some new testing features?

“The  Application Lifecycle Intelligence adds a new “code changes” module in the ALM v11 suite. This makes it easier to monitor things in real-time and make sure you are testing the right places in your app that you are working on most recently. It helps to prioritize your testing and see what were the impacts of your requirements on your code. The changes can come from multiple source code management tools too and HP has provided hooks into Eclipse and Microsoft Visual Studio.”

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Website performance (speed) testing tools

Posted in testing tool by testing in London on November 18, 2011

The speed that a website page loads has long been a critical success factor – internet users are not renowned for their patience. So testing the speed that a website loads at has always been important. There are a host of free speed performance testing tools out there. If you want a quick list of 20 online tools to choose from try here. There is a short description of each tool and a link to the location of the testing tool.

Selecting testing tools

Posted in Software testing,testing tool by testing in London on November 7, 2011

I was sent an email about a template you could use for issueing an RFP if you were selecting a testing tool. It stated that the functions and features in such a test tool template can be categorised as:

  • Used in Design
  • Used While Coding
  • Used While Testing
  • Test Support Tools
  • General Functionality
  • Integration with Other Tools
  • Testable Platform
  • Ease of Use and Customizable UI
  • Architecture
  • Industry
  • Tool Characteristics

Is this the set of test tool features you would choose if you were evaluating testing tools ?

Open Source Automated Testing Tool

Posted in Automated testing,testing tool by testing in London on October 28, 2011

From PRNewswire

Gorilla Logic,, a leader in enterprise application development services and creators of open source test tools for mobile and rich Internet applications, today announced the availability of new independent research from Ovum Technology, an objective analyst firm that enables organizations to make better business and technology decisions. The report written by principal analyst, Michael Azoff, emphasizes, “For any mobile application developers targeting Apple iOS and the Flash platform, FoneMonkey should be considered for testing and QA purposes.”

HP Security test tool

Posted in security testing,Software testing,testing tool by testing in London on April 24, 2011

HP have released a new real-time security testing application. This development is rooted in a combintion of the collatoral from recent acquisitions that HP have made of SPI Dynamics  (the Web Inspect technology) and Fortify (On Demand SaaS solutions). This is partly shown in the testing tool’s name: HP Fortify Real Time Hybrid Analysis.

The security testing application helps identify security vulnerabilities in real time and prioritse these weakness in the defect tracking system. It can detect security attacks while they are happening and categorise the type of attack. The testing tool can then locate the root cause through code analysis.

New Smartbear QA tools release

Posted in testing tool by testing in London on April 19, 2011

Smartbear has made a new release of ALMComplete, QAComplete and DevComplete. It has features to hep teams collaborate and build better software.

The main features it offers are:

  • New Task Board helps improve the awareness, management, and reporting of critical activities
  • Enhanced defect tracking to capture issues directly from your customers
  • New Installation Wizards accelerates and simplifies enterprise installations
  • Improved dashboards and reporting provide better visibility to track team progress; new report schedule capabilities for on-premises clients
  • Automated test scheduling and reporting improves test coverage and saves time
  • Deeper support for Active Directory for on-premises clients

Software Planner CAB

Posted in Software testing,testing tool by testing in London on December 31, 2009

From Softwareplanner

For a company to participate in the Software Planner Client Advisory Board, it must meet these criteria:

  • Must be a current Software Planner client in good standing.
  • Must be a champion for the product that is willing to offer advice for improvements, help us prioritize features for future releases and be willing to discuss Software Planner with other peers inside your own organisation.
  • Must be willing to attend periodic CAB webinars (sometimes monthly, sometimes quarterly) to discuss suggestions for improvement, vote on the priority of suggestions and to help us flesh out feature designs (these meetings will be kept to 1 to 2 hours).
  • Must be willing to become a reference for Software Planner (we promise not abuse this privilege).
  • Must be willing to participate in our Software Planner discussion forum to offer advice to other Software Planner clients and to learn from others.

Pen testing tool

Posted in security testing,testing tool by testing in London on November 27, 2009

From Secuobs

A Penetration Testing tool intended to find vulnerabilities in Web Pages especially Buffer Overflow and XSS Firefuzzer is expected to perform black-box scans over the web pages. It will target the web page URL which is passed as an argument via command line and will mark the textboxes within the HTML forms to inject unacceptable data. Then, FireFuzzer will inject random textual data and submit the forms to see whether Exceptions are generated.

New release of Parasoft SOA

Posted in Software testing,testing tool by testing in London on November 25, 2009

From Smartdevtools

Parasoft Corporation, leading provider of automated solutions that improve software quality and the development process, have announced the new release of Parasoft’s SOAtest, a full-life-cycle quality platform for ensuring secure, reliable, compliant business processes and understanding how tests pass through heterogeneous systems. It was built from the ground up to prevent errors involving the integrated components—as well as reduce the complexity of testing in today’s distributed, heterogeneous environments. Parasoft SOAtest continuously validates all critical aspects of complex transactions which may extend through web interfaces, back-end services, ESBs, databases, and everything in between.

“With much greater pressure to increase productivity throughout the SDLC, clients have depended on Parasoft SOAtest to bolster quality for their business applications,” said Wayne Ariola, VP of Strategy for Parasoft Corporation. “Doing more with fewer resources has always been a challenge, yet today’s economy has distinctly highlighted many counter-productive business practices used in testing. Parasoft SOAtest’s main goal is to produce reliable, reusable test artifacts that alert users when changes impact the quality of business applications.”

New version of TestQuest launched

Posted in Software testing,testing tool by testing in London on November 11, 2009

From CNN Money

Bsquare Corp, a leading software solutions provider to the global embedded and mobile device community, has launched TestQuest Pro version 8.0. TestQuest Pro is a flexible test automation and management platform that supports testing many different devices including mobile, set-top boxes and other embedded devices and applications.

TestQuest Pro 8.0 extends the Bsquare family of test automation products, adding to the TestQuest CountDown line of products.

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